Building A New House
Jul 29, 2011 1:32 pm
Well, before times runs away too quickly I have decided to take the step in doing our own thread about building our new home.
I will try not to make it too long... It took us forever (sure felt like it) to sell our last home... Finally, after 12 months of on and off the market and too many inspections and open homes, it happened. The best thing about it was we ended up with a better block than the first one we had on hold in the last release of the Coomera Waters estate. This one is a flat one and a decent size at 898 sqm. Also we have no front or rear neighbours...
After a few headaches with the bank of course house and land settled on the same day, which was the 4th of april 2011. Plans went into Coomera Waters covenant and it took forever... so it seemed a good 8 weeks. Council approval only week and a half later. Yeppeh
We are building with a small Gold Coast builder called Queensland attic designs. They were recommended to us by friends that built with them and were very happy. We got a good all in price, but of course are spending a little extra on flooring and other bits. We just figured it would cost us too much to built with someone like Metricon.
Our block was cut on the 3rd of June. from then on it has been happening very fast. We christened our slab with a few friends on the 9th of July. The lower frame is complete, all bricked up, windows in, etc.
Our pool has already been poured. That happened on the 19th of april.
Following are just a couple of photos of our empty block. I will upload the houseplans next and some more photos.
thanks for reading...
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Re: Living the dream of building our new home at Coomera Wat2
Jul 29, 2011 2:22 pm
My sister lives in Coomera Waters and it's just beautiful there!
Good luck with your build!
Building a dual living custom design with Bundy Homes
H1 Thread - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=47716
Re: Living the dream of building our new home at Coomera Wat3
Aug 06, 2011 11:39 am
Hows everything going with your build. I am keen to see your houseplans
Re: Living the dream of building our new home at Coomera Wat4
Aug 23, 2011 8:29 am
Sorry, I am so slow... start a thread and havent been putting updates on... Will upload some plans this week. Seems we are nearly at lock up stage. It has gone very fast... We were very lucky with the weather as it has turned bad this week on the Gold Coast. Our render and upstairs cladding finished last week. 95% of the roof is on. Just a tiny bit to go near the garage, where it is a decorative roofline. They will do that when the scaffolding comes down. This week the plumber will do the work upstairs, electritian is booked for thursday and stair case is going in...
Re: Living the dream of building our new home at Coomera Wat5
Aug 23, 2011 12:38 pm
Ok, lets see if I can get our house plans uploaded...
I am going backwards here as we are nearing lock up stage ( i am very slow) more photos soon...
Re: Living the dream of building our new home at Coomera Wat6
Aug 23, 2011 1:47 pm
Ok, since I am on a roll... here are some more pics:
start of lower frame:
Rendered and cladding on from the back
there is one more photo which I am struggling to upload, blooming photobucket...will come soon
Re: Living the dream of building our new home at Coomera Wat7
Aug 23, 2011 1:57 pm
Ok last one for the day... I used my I phone and photo bucket app... brillliant
House rendered, cladding and roof on:
Re: aming for lock up - our new home at Coomera Waters9
Sep 13, 2011 8:34 pm
ah, thanks Trish. The scaffolding is down now. My hubby was down there today and said all the interior walls are in, so it looks like a house now...
Re: aming for lock up - our new home at Coomera Waters10
Sep 20, 2011 12:19 pm
Few more pics... We are at fixing stage. Exterior is nearly done.
stairs and halway
Upstairs living area
Side view of house
It is really starting to take shape now ...
Re: Fixing stage- building at Coomera Waters 2 storey house12
Sep 21, 2011 11:13 am
Our roof has been on for a few weeks. For us as it is a double storey, electrical is done I guess as soon as everything is water tight.(we had a little delay waiting for our bath to arrive) upper exterior painting, putting downpipes in and the stairs went in. As soon as the stairs went in, the scaffolding came down. After the scaffolding came down, the roof bit over the garage could be finished, as before the scaffolding was in the way. Insulation went in upstairs in the wall, as it is cladding and not bricks. I am going back this afternoon to see how far they have gotten with the fixing...double storey takes a lot longer than single. Have been following other peoples thread on here. They started weeks after us and are nearly at the same stage. Patience is the key lol
Re: Fixing stage- building at Coomera Waters 2 storey house13
Sep 21, 2011 11:30 am
Looks fantastic. I would love to build a 2 storied house some day. There is something grand about them. Can't wait to see the finished product
Re: Fixing stage- building at Coomera Waters 2 storey house14
Sep 21, 2011 11:53 am
This house is around 353 Sqm. We think it is a good size and haven't gone over the top. We lived in a nice single level home fir 8 years. Our kids are s little older now and we get visitors from overseas. So the extra space will be fantastic. We are now getting to the stage where we can't wait to love in. Still a lot to do though....How are you settling in?
Re: Fixing stage- building at Coomera Waters 2 storey house15
Sep 22, 2011 8:45 am
Yeah it's looking great. Can't wait for a whole heap more pics! I would love to do a double storey one day too. It would mean putting in a lift though, which is ok, but more $$$$. I think I'd want to put the master and a guest room downstairs and the kids upstairs. Without looking at a lot of double plans, that seems rare.
Follow our journey at http://www.notgoingtodreamworld.blogspot.com
Our build thread https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=48999
Re: Fixing stage- building at Coomera Waters 2 storey house16
Sep 22, 2011 4:06 pm
Well fixing seems nearly done upstairs ...
All our interior doors and trims have arrived yeah...
Wonder when the painters will be in. I have been busy buying a few light fittings . I must say bought nearly all on the Internet including a gorgeous modern chandelier from china. All working will change transformer to an led driver so u can use bi
Pin g4 led's... Those halogen are useless and since this will be in the staircase we will never want to change a light bulb. LEDs are a longer lasting choice. I saved $500 by buying this online photo will follow when it's up.
Re: Fixing stage- building at Coomera Waters 2 storey house17
Sep 24, 2011 12:15 pm
Just a couple of photos of our interior door going in:
The plasterer still has to finish a few things on the walls. Wondering what is after that??? We are getting a timber floor downstairs. I believe that goes in before the kitchen??? And then what tiling bathroom etc? Can't wait
Re: Lock up stage! Building at Coomera Waters QLd18
Sep 25, 2011 5:16 pm
Ok so we go down to the house today to pull our speaker wires thru the ceiling and we can't get in. Gues we are at lock up !!!! From what I have been reading from other peoples experience, maybe 6 to 7 weeks till handover??? I am sure ours will be longer as it's double storey plus our builder has to do the outside for us also including finishing the pool. Oh I hope it's before Xmas... I will move on Xmas eve. I don't care fingers crossed.
Re: Lock up stage! Building at Coomera Waters QLd19
Sep 25, 2011 6:57 pm
lets hope u r in 4 xmas and while we hope u guys r in can u keep your fingers crossed 4 us also...
guess what Tan,its not just raining here its pelting down...
Re: Lock up stage! Building at Coomera Waters QLd20
Sep 26, 2011 9:09 am
Trish, I am sure the rain will stop soon, rain on the weekend is ok when you are building... I bet you will be in by xmas...
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